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online at >> secretary of state mike pompeo visited israel thursday and delivered a joint statement with israeli prime minister netanyahu in jerusalem. the prime minister praise president trump for supporting israel's opportunity -- sovereignty over the golan heights. >> secretary pompeo, mike, susan , ambassador, david friedman. i am so excited. we are so excited to have you here, especially on this evening. this is the even of purim.
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president trump has just made history. i called him. i thanked him on behalf of the people of israel. he did it again. first, he recognized jerusalem as israel's capital and moved the u.s. embassy here. then he pulled out of the disastrous iran treaty and reimposed sanctions. but now he did something of equal historic importance. he recognizes israel's sovereignty over the golan heights. he did so at a time when iran is trying to use syria as a platform to attack and destroy
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israel. and the message that president trump has given the world is that america stands by israel. we are celebrating purim when 2500 years ago, other persians tried to destroy the jewish people. they failed then. and today 2500 years later, again, persians led by amani are trying to destroy jewish people in the jewish state. they are going to fail again. we are deeply grateful for the u.s. support. we are deeply grateful for the unbelievable and unmatchable support for our security and our right to defend ourselves. and everything that you do on behalf of israel and for the state of israel in so many forms. so, it is a distinct pleasure to welcome you and susan to our home at any time, but especially today.
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let me add another word about that. we have a moving visit today to the wall. i cannot resist repeating this, but i am going to. i said to the secretary that the rest time -- last time pompeo visited jerusalem it did not and that well. -- end that well. but this is a different time. rome and jerusalem clashed over values with a great tragedy for the jewish people. but the united states views itself as a new jerusalem. we visited the original city on the hill. we visited the hill. there is no greater friendship than the one between israel and the united states. and no one represents it better than secretary of state, mike pompeo.
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you and ambassador friedman and your delegation are exceptional champions of our lives. i have called you so many times on so many things that this evening i just want to say one word. two, actually. thank you. thank you mike pompeo. thank you president trump. and thank you america. to the people of israel, i say -- [speaking foreign language]
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>> i will be very brief tonight. it has been a great visit. we had a chance to visit some of the holy sites today. as a person of faith, it is always inspiring to trek through the winding streets of the old city. we had a chance to visit the church. and the incredible privilege to visit the western wall with the prime minister of israel as the american secretary of state. it was truly moving, important, and indicative of the remarkable relationship between our two countries. as a cadet, i studied the battles of the golan. there is a famous battle called
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the battle of the valley of tears. it was israeli heroism at its most amazing, saving this great nation at a time of a norma's challenge, a threat that came from east of syria. a tank battle of epic and historic potions of amazing israeli bravery. tonight, president trump made the decision to recognize that that hard-fought real estate is proper to be a sovereign part of the state of israel. president trump made a bold decision to recognize that, an important decision for the people of israel. it will truly be historic. the battles they fought in the lives lost on that very ground were worthy and meaningful and important for all time. we have had the chance on this visit to talk about a lot of things. there are many threats to israel and the u.s. that we will work on together in the days and weeks and months ahead. i will travel to lebanon tomorrow to talk about the
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threat has below faces -- hezbo lah -- we will double our efforts to make sure we protect all that is important to israel, america, and the world. thank you, mr. prime minister. >> thank you, america. thank you. >> on monday, vice president mike pence and new york city mayor bill de blasio and former ambassador nikki haley arman with speakers at the america israel public affairs committee
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meeting in washington, d.c.. watch beginning monday at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2, and listen on the free c-span radio app. >> monday night on the communicators, from capitol hill, democratic senator edward markey of massachusetts republican congressman greg walden of oregon talk about net neutrality, privacy, mergers, and big tech companies. strong is it? that's a debate we are going to have in the congress this year. in my p, if it's not the strongest possible privacy protection, and there's no point in preempting state that want to give strong privacy protection to their citizens. if you think about the internet, it is like the superhighway would drive down, but what
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really happens is eventually you need to take an offramp to get into the neighborhood you want to go. the offer ends are your search engines, your social media, you think about facebook, google, and some of the other providers have enormous control over what we see, when and how we access it. i think this is right in the public square for debate. >> watch monday night at 8:00 eastern, on c-span2. >> congress has received attorney general william barr summary of special counsel robert mueller's report on his investigation into russian involvement in the 2016 u.s. election. you can read that summary on our website at next, author robert caro talking about his book,
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"working: researching, reading, writing." after that, e.u. officials announced an extension for great britain to leave the e.u.. ♪ >> robert caro, on february 22, 2019, there is an article on the front page of the "wall street journal." the headline, "robert caro's new book looks back on his own career worrying on readers who have waited since 2012 for the final volume on the lyndon johnson series." have you ever seen a headline like that on the front page of the newspaper? robert: [laughter]


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